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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Smoke Testing

For the next few days, inspection crews will conduct a physical survey of the wastewater collection system. Pipeline Analysis will perform this study, which involves opening manholes in the streets and backyard utility easements.  Information gained from this study will be used to repair and improve the wastewater collection system. 

One important task of the survey will be smoke testing of sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the system.  During this testing, white smoke will exit through vent pipes on the roofs of homes and through sewer line breaks.  The smoke is non-toxic, leaves no residue, and creates no fire hazard.  The smoke should not enter your home unless defective plumbing exists or drain traps are dry.

If you have seldom-used drains, please pour a gallon of water in the drain to fill the drain trap.  This procedure will help prevent the possibility of smoke entering your living areas through those drains.

Field crews will perform testing of all sewers in the area.  At no time will field crews have to enter your business or residence.

Your cooperation is appreciated.  Should you have any additional questions concerning this study or if you desire special assistance, please phone: City of Celina 972.658.2204
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